Blue Yeti Microphone is well-known for it’s advanced and top-notch features for the professional voice recording users or singers. Furthermore, it is a high-end plug-and-play USB mic that comes with the built-in voice interface. Therefore, it’s still one of first-pick USB Mics for many voice production users.
Despite being one of the best professional mics for recording podcasts, voice productions and singing, Blue Yeti mic stand poses a significant weakness of the mic recording quality itself. Many existing users suggest that it’s better not to use its original mic stand because it does affect the recording quality significantly. It’s recommended that you should take some efforts to search the suitable aftermarket or replacement Blue Yeti mic stands that suit for your recording purposes.
Table of Contents
- Why Should You Change Your Blue Yeti Mic Stand?
- Drawbacks of The Original Blue Yeti Mic Stand
- What Are The Factors You Should Consider Before Buying A Mic Stand For Your Blue Yeti?
- Recommended Mic Stands For Blue Yeti Microphone
Why Should You Change Your Blue Yeti Mic Stand?
No doubt, the standard desk stand of the Blue Yeti is very stylish and futuristic in the design perspective. However, the design will not fit all the users’ needs. Particularly for podcasters and singers, they might find it’s quite difficult to use with the standard mic stand. Many of them were thinking of finding an alternative mic stand to improve their recording experience, and voice quality just after using it for few days.
Drawbacks of The Original Blue Yeti Mic Stand
- Too Short: Users have to make sure that their head and mouth is very close toward the mic while recording.
- Very Sensitive to the Desktop Noise. It will pick up any noise from the desktop surface because its mic is very close to the desktop surface. The noise of keyboard typing and desktop surface tapping/scratching are easily recording into the Blue Yeti mic.
- Voice Pick-up Direction Issues: The Blue Yeti is a side-address mic that picks up voice sources in the parallel directions of the diaphragm. In general, It picks up the all the voice from the front and back of the mic body, but not from the end of the mic’s head. This is the most devasting problem for most users since the Blue Yeti mic is quite short and it’s not parallel with the mount level of the user. Thus, the Blue Yeti Mic’s end is always pointing to your mount from the desktop if you are in the sitting position.
What Are The Factors You Should Consider Before Buying A Mic Stand For Your Blue Yeti?
1) Compatibility Factor
Is the mic stand mount screw compatible with the Blue Yeti’s threaded mount hole?
Blue Yeti’s threaded mount hole is at size 5/8. You have to search for the mic stands that are using the 5/8 threaded mount screw. Alternatively, you can buy an additional mic screw adapter that fit into the bottom threaded hole of your Yeti to make both of them compatible. The “5/8-Inch Male” mic screw adapter is the one you should be looking for.
How about the size of the “female mic screw size” for that adapter? Well, it depends on the size of the mic stand’s mount screw.
2) Pop Filter Compatibility
The compatibility factor the pop filter with the mic stand must be taken into consideration too. It doesn’t matter whether you are using the boom mic stand or the boom stand, you have to make sure it can be easily attached to the stand. However, most filters on the market now come with the swivel mount for more flexible installation. The Rode PSA1 boom arms are made for these flexibility purposes.
3) Shock Mount For Your Yeti?
Are you going to use a shock mount on your Blue Yeti? If you want to use one, then you have to make sure that the mic stand’s mount screw is compatible with that shock mount.
4) Weight Considerations
Can the mic stands handle the microphone’s weight? Blue Yeti mic itself weighs at 1.2 lbs without its original bulky desktop mic stand. Thus, you have to make sure the aftermarket mic stands you selected can handle the weight of 1.2 pounds or more.
Recommended Mic Stands For Blue Yeti Microphone
RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
The body of the RODE PSA1 boom arm is made of metal, so it is very solid and sturdy. And it is capable of handling the mic that weighs from 1.5 lbs up to 2.4 lbs. In my opinion, if you want to find a boom arm stand that can handle the 1.2 pounds Blue Yeti mic, a shock mount and a pop filter. This RODE PSA1 is a boom arm that is more suitable for this kind of weight handling purposes.
Furthermore, It does come with the”3/8 to 5/8” threaded screw adapter. And it’s compatible with the Blue Yeti Mount hole. You must use the provided “3/8 to 5/8” adapter in order to screw the PSA1 mic stand to the Blue Yeti Mount hole.
You can have two desk mounting options using the PSA1, include Desk-clamp attachment and the desk-insert installation. The dual-axis swivel mount is quite useful and convenient to position the microphone around the corner of the desk. The desk-clamp attachment can mount in the desks up to 55mm thick. However, for the desk-insert installation, it can be installed on the desks up to 70mm thick.
The PSA1 boom arm can be stretched vertically up to 84cm or 33 inches and up to 82cm or 32 inches in horizontal range. And it is flexible enough to the point that you can rotate it at 360 degrees range. And it also includes the Velcro cable wraps in the package to keep you mic cable more organized along the arm.
There is a built-in heavy-duty spring mechanism that attached to the joints of the PSA1 boom arm. Thus, the user can change the position of the arm conveniently, and it will stick to the position where you have left it. And it will not pull down by the weight of the heavy Blue Yeti setups.
Overall, it is quite a heavy-duty, and quality boom arm mic stands you could ever find on the market. In fact, I prefer this RODE PSA1 boom arm mic stand over other stands that are available in the market now.
The Rode PSA1 can be considered as a very suitable mic stand for Blue Yeti as compare to other cheap boom arm mic stands that are available on the market.